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Open a Finder Window with the App Switcher

If you don't have any Finder windows open and want to switch to the Finder and open a window in one fell swoop, bring up the app switcher with Command-Tab and tab over to the Finder icon. While still holding down Command, press the Option key, and then release the Command key. You're switched to the Finder, with a new default window open for you.

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iPhoto ’11 9.2.3

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Apple has released iPhoto ’11 9.2.3, which fixes an issue where iPhoto could crash when running on a Mac system with multiple user accounts. Aside from that, the update offers only the standard trope of “improves overall stability.” ($14.99 new from the Mac App Store, free update through Software Update or the Mac App Store, 256.9 MB via Software Update or 354.55 MB via Apple’s support page)

 

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